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Old 05-27-2014, 09:44 PM   #1
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Gotta love the stealership

Went into Performance BMW in St Cathrines today to get a new 11 button OBC for my E36. I have the 18 button version sitting in my car but can't find a shop willing to do the conversion to install it. Anyway went in and after a few minutes the woman behind the counter told me it'll take a few weeks to come in from Germany and the total cost is $1450! I could't believe it! $1450!!!!

I politely said no thank you and walked out. They also told me struts were $350 each. That place is always good for a laugh. It's incredible what they think they can charge.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:25 PM   #2
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I'm starting to think that if we need a dealer to do work, we should go to the closest one in the states. A lot more reasonable!
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:06 PM   #3
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Those prices aren't that ludicrous for a BMW dealer.

In the future, just order from the US. CBI is so close to you. The only time any of us probably use a dealer for parts is for emergencies or if the cost is too close to the US to make a cross-border trip worthwhile.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:09 AM   #4
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I do buy oil from the dealership... But that's pretty much it :-)
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:39 AM   #5
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We do well because of the dealership lol
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:15 AM   #6
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Those prices aren't that ludicrous for a BMW dealer.

In the future, just order from the US. CBI is so close to you. The only time any of us probably use a dealer for parts is for emergencies or if the cost is too close to the US to make a cross-border trip worthwhile.
+2...you also need to think that the E36 is slowly becoming a novelty item and most dealerships don't really stock parts for them...I have ordered many things and sent them to CBI...worth the trip across the gorge...
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Sounds like the new weekly meets for e30/e36 owners should be at CBI.
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I mostly went in there because I was around the block. I was expecting expensive but nothing like that.

What's CBI? Never heard of it.

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CBI? It's one of a few US mailbox companies around Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Basically a small warehouse you ship to and pay $5-10 for the service when you pick them up.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:07 AM   #10
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What some don;t understand is the dealer themself do not set the price, that comes from corporate. We deal with St. Catharines daily, we know them well.
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What some don;t understand is the dealer themself do not set the price, that comes from corporate. We deal with St. Catharines daily, we know them well.
Doesn't matter who sets them. The point is the prices are ridiculous. And like you said, you do well because of the dealerships.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:00 PM   #13
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What some don;t understand is the dealer themself do not set the price, that comes from corporate. We deal with St. Catharines daily, we know them well.
The price is set as a base price, dealerships do finagle them, hence different prices at different dealership. Accessories are the worst, parts are closer to 'suggested,' and labor is up to the dealership.
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:22 PM   #14
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Thanks, I'm going to look into this CBI place. I was hoping there was something like that in the are.

Dealership prices are crazy. Autohuouse or however you spell it in Thornhill wanted $1000 for an e46 alternator. About what, $200 anywhere else?

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Thanks, I'm going to look into this CBI place. I was hoping there was something like that in the are.

Dealership prices are crazy. Autohuouse or however you spell it in Thornhill wanted $1000 for an e46 alternator. About what, $200 anywhere else?

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What is this CBI place I here of? Where is it and what do they do? (can I get an alarm programmed there?)
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